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Postshot distribution and movement of radionuclides in nuclear crater ejecta

Abstract

The distribution and postshot movement of radionuclides in nuclear crater ejecta are discussed in this report. Continuing studies of tritium movement in ejecta at SEDAN crater demonstrate that variations in tritium concentration are correlated with seasonal rainfall and soil water movements. Losses of 27 mCi H{sup 3}/ft{sup 2} are evident on SEDAN crater lip at the end of a three year period of measurements in -which an unusually large flux of rain was received. The distribution of gamma emitting radionuclides and tritium is described in the recently created SCHOONER crater ejecta field. The specific activity of radionuclides in the SCHOONER ejecta continuum is shown for ejecta collected from the crater lip to 17 miles from GZ. The movement of W{sup 181} and tritium into the sub-ejecta preshot soil is described at a site 3000 feet from GZ. (author)
Authors:
Koranda, John J; Martin, John R; Wikkerink, Robert; Stuart, Marshall [1] 
  1. Bio-Medical Division, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
May 01, 1970
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-700101(vol.1); INIS-XA-N-228
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 14-16 Jan 1970; Other Information: 8 refs, 17 figs, 8 tabs; PBD: May 1970; Related Information: In: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives. Proceedings. Vol. 1, 871 pages.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CRATERS; GAMMA RADIATION; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RAIN; SEDAN EVENT; TRITIUM; TUNGSTEN 181
OSTI ID:
20555824
Research Organizations:
American Nuclear Society, Hinsdale, IL (United States); United States Atomic Energy Commission (United States)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N0760010798
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 400-421
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Koranda, John J, Martin, John R, Wikkerink, Robert, and Stuart, Marshall. Postshot distribution and movement of radionuclides in nuclear crater ejecta. IAEA: N. p., 1970. Web.
Koranda, John J, Martin, John R, Wikkerink, Robert, & Stuart, Marshall. Postshot distribution and movement of radionuclides in nuclear crater ejecta. IAEA.
Koranda, John J, Martin, John R, Wikkerink, Robert, and Stuart, Marshall. 1970. "Postshot distribution and movement of radionuclides in nuclear crater ejecta." IAEA.
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title = {Postshot distribution and movement of radionuclides in nuclear crater ejecta}
author = {Koranda, John J, Martin, John R, Wikkerink, Robert, and Stuart, Marshall}
abstractNote = {The distribution and postshot movement of radionuclides in nuclear crater ejecta are discussed in this report. Continuing studies of tritium movement in ejecta at SEDAN crater demonstrate that variations in tritium concentration are correlated with seasonal rainfall and soil water movements. Losses of 27 mCi H{sup 3}/ft{sup 2} are evident on SEDAN crater lip at the end of a three year period of measurements in -which an unusually large flux of rain was received. The distribution of gamma emitting radionuclides and tritium is described in the recently created SCHOONER crater ejecta field. The specific activity of radionuclides in the SCHOONER ejecta continuum is shown for ejecta collected from the crater lip to 17 miles from GZ. The movement of W{sup 181} and tritium into the sub-ejecta preshot soil is described at a site 3000 feet from GZ. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1970}
month = {May}
}